Her Flight

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 In this poignant verse, Sumita likens the life of a woman to that of a kite, in .

Her dreams soared high like a kite in full flight,

Colourful and bright, tail fluttering in delight.

Gusts tumbled her, carried her hither,

Pulled her thither, swept on in gay abandon.


Winged by wind billowing; now soaring, now diving,

Joyously high-fiving, sky and the capricious wind.

Doubts made her dance, swoop in an exhilarating twirl,

A horizontal pirouette propelling into the stratosphere.


She tugged impatiently, at the tether that diligently

Held her Earth-bound; this was the limit, she found.

She pulled and heaved against that umbilical cord;

Ambitions urged her to fly high, grab those dreams fleeting by.


She stilled for a while, looking back at her fetters;

Sky waited breathless, for her decision monumental.

Dreams transformed, ambition driven, she caught the slip stream,

Flung herself onward, to discover what fate had in store.


Tethers strained, tattered, lost; her fetters that were,

Watched her swiftly fly, a speck in the great blue sky.

Sadly they foretold of her foul end, crushed on forked branch or barbed fence,

Colours fading under merciless sun; bleeding away in a simple rain.


As do all stories, hers too met its destined conclusion;

But after an intoxicating flight quenched her thirsting resolution.

On her last , life images flashing,

Recalled whence life could’ve been long and safe.


Happily, smiling she died,

Loved ones by her side;

The Flight, for regrets, too well valued;

Unfettered to new realms now she flew.

© Sumita Dutta

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Sumita Dutta

Sumita Dutta

A lifelong bookworm and a graduate of Fine Arts from Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore, Sumita Dutta enjoys most art-forms avidly. She has worn a number of hats – parent coordinator handling admissions, teaching O and AS level English, editor, publisher, photographer, manipulating digital images, designer, team leader for an IT start-up, PRO, sales rep and more. Her poetry, prose, photography, and art can be found on a number of sites on the web.
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